Science 2 – Zoom Meeting, Friday 19th June 2020

It was pleasing that 21 members took part in our second Zoom meeting. Each time we use it we are getting a little more skilled in making this virtual meeting system work more effectively for us (mainly thanks to Mark Jackson, our IT consultant).

This time we had three mini presentations which utilised the screen sharing facility. John and Sue Tedstone talked about Ticknall Limeyards, which are within the grounds of Calke Abbey. These are a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)’ and well worth a visit – when we can.

Ian Murray presented some interesting facts about Maria Telkes who was a Hungarian-American biophysicist, scientist and inventor who worked on solar energy technologies. She is considered one of the founders of solar thermal storage systems, earning her the nickname “the Sun Queen”.

Ann then discussed Florence Rena Sabin (1871-1953) who was an American anatomist and medical researcher. Her excellent and innovative work on the origins of the lymphatic system, blood cells, and immune system cells and on the pathology of tuberculosis was well-recognized during her lifetime.

This was followed by a general discussion about garden birds. Thanks to all participants.

The next meeting via Zoom is at 10.00 am on Friday, 17th July, 2020

David Rose

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